GPM observes Washington DC flooding

  • Released Thursday, July 25th, 2019
  • Updated Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 at 12:13AM
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Animation that begins by showing IMERG precipitation across the eastern United States. GPM's DPR and GPROF data then wipe in. The camera then zooms into the Washington DC region to take a closer look at the precipitation centered over the DC area as the interior structure of the event is revealed.

On July 8, 2019 Washington DC experienced terrible flooding due to a rain event that drenched the city with 4 inches of rain in one hour. GPM flew over the weather event as it occurred and captured this stunning view of the extreme precipitation that inundated the region.

Color bar for frozen precipitation rates (ie, snow rates). Shades of cyan represent low amounts of frozen precipitation, whereas shades of purple represent high amounts.

Color bar for frozen precipitation rates (ie, snow rates). Shades of cyan represent low amounts of frozen precipitation, whereas shades of purple represent high amounts.

Color bar for liquid precipitation rates (ie, rain rates). Shades of green represent low amounts of liquid precipitation, whereas shades of red represent high amounts.

Color bar for liquid precipitation rates (ie, rain rates). Shades of green represent low amounts of liquid precipitation, whereas shades of red represent high amounts.



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